Academy of Human Development

FREE CONSULTATION: 65 - 6425 - 2422

UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 20 May 2016 - 19 May 2020)

Dealing with Grief and Loss (Introduction)


  • Dr Ng is very experience and professional in her field of expertises, gives us a lot of example based on her own pwersonal activities with her clients. Her class is always bubbly when needed and serious when touching on important issues.

    Vincent Ng Teck Wee, Manager, City Funeral Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Really expert in her line, one of the best trainers I encountered. Her depth of insight is fantastic.

    22 Aug 2016
  • Dr Carolyn Ng is very professional when she shared on cases without revealing any identities. Her sharing provides real situations that we will face when we work on such cases and how we can deal with them.

    Loh Wei

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In the course of counselling, you may come across clients who lost their loved ones through different modes of death. This training will equip you with the general knowledge about grief and loss, as well as how to journey with these clients. The learning content may also be applied to other losses, such as separation and divorce, incarceration, and retrenchment.


This course will help participants:

  • To grasp an understanding of the common grief reactions
  • To develop necessary skills in assessing and supporting the bereaved
  • To differentiate complicated grief from common grief reactions


  • Clarifications on grief, mourning and bereavement
  • Common grief reactions and the determinants
  • Unique features of grief in different development stages
  • Implications of grief in family systems
  • Formulation of goals and assessment in grief counselling
  • High risk groups and warning signs for complications in grief 


All counsellors, healthcare workers, social workers, psychologists, teachers and principals, pastoral staff, and people involved in the helping profession.


Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.


Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)



Subsidies/ Fundings S$

For Company-Sponsored applicant:

SSG Skills Development Fund (SDF) Subsidy*


VCF pre-approved funding at 30% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00001666, End date of approval: 21 Jan 2020)


  For Self-Sponsored applicant:

Eligible to tap on SkillsFuture Credit**

Able to claim up to $500 available SkillsFuture Credit


*  SSG Skills Development Fund (SDF) Subsidy

Company-Sponsored Applicant

  • Applicant must be Singaporean or Singapore PR
  • Applicant must achieve 75% attendance
  • Should the applicant resign or be terminated, the sponsoring company will not be eligible for funding

* * SkillsFuture credit is for all Singaporean aged 25 and above 


Dr Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT maintains a private practice, Anchorage for Loss and Transition (for more information, please visit:  She also serves as Associate Director and Faculty with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition in Portland, OR, United States.  Previously, she was a Principal Counsellor with the Children’s Cancer Foundation in Singapore, specialising in cancer-related palliative care and bereavement counselling support.  She is a registered counsellor, master clinical member and approved clinical supervisor with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC).  She is also a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) registered with the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC), USA; as well as a consultant to a cancer support and bereavement ministry in Sydney, NSW, Australia.  She is certified in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Narrative Therapy as well.

Carolyn first graduated with Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales, Australia, majoring in psychology, followed by Master of Social Science (Counselling) from the Edith Cowan University, Australia and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (Conflict Management) from the Trinity Theological Seminary, USA.  She subsequently completed her doctoral training in psychology with the California Southern University, USA.  She is also trained in the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, USA, community crisis response by the National Organisation for Victim Assistance (NOVA), USA, as well as Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) by LivingWorks, Canada.  She is certified as Advanced Care Planning facilitator as well. 

Her wide counselling experiences cover youth delinquency issues, marital issues, family violence issues, mental health issues, incarceration issues, grief and loss issues, and crisis interventions.  She has varied supervisory experiences with such helping professionals as counsellors, social workers and therapists in diverse settings as well.  She also conducts training workshops and presents on various topics in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, as invited by different organizations both in Singapore and other countries like Malaysia, Taiwan, Bhutan, Australia and United States over the years. 


Dave Goh

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Course Schedule

Duration 14 Hours
Dates TBA
Timing 9.00am - 5.00pm
Trainer(s) Dr Carolyn Ng
Venue(s) 43 Middle Road, #03-00 Boon Sing Building